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My Top Frugal Posts of 2006


While looking through my archives to write a recap of 2006, I thought about something…

There is always room for improvement, but for the most part we are frugal people πŸ™‚

Here are my top frugal posts of 2006:

Ways I Save Money – Skip the Professional Haircuts – I’m gettting so good at cutting mine that my husband didn’t even need to straighten it for me the last time I cut it πŸ˜‰

Twelve Frugal Wedding Tips from my Wedding – In all, our wedding cost $2,000 with $1,000 going towards my dress and ring.

The Best Things in Life are on the Side of the Road with a “Free” Sign – Another person’s trash is another person’s treasure. We ended up getting a couch that we definitely could use.

A Few Cheap Ideas to Spruce up the Look of an Old Home – Our home was stuck in the 50s in terms of the decor. We didn’t have much money when we moved in, but we did a few cheap things that made a HUGE difference.

Saving Gas and It’s Good For You Too – We purchased a reel mower and we love it!

Tips for Finding Clearanced Items – I love getting things I need on clearance. Here’s what I’ve learned.

A Frugal Tip for Broken Eyeglasses – My glasses broke, but the replacement didn’t cost much money at all.

Six Money Saving Tips for the Grocery Store – I used to work at a grocery store, so here’s some insider tips on how to save money while shopping.

There are more frugal related posts in my archives, but these are ones that I thought were more helpful. I hope you enjoy!


  • Reply GInger |

    Thank-you for all of your tips they are great! I still do work at a grocery store( I am trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up HA HA ) I work 5 days a week so I never buy anything unless it is on sale. My food budget is $50 a week for 2 I am working on making it $40 a week and put the extra $10 dollars in a savings to build some kind of fund for an emergency. Thank-you again for your blog I look forward to reading it daily.

  • Reply Rich |

    Here’s something that is so easy and makes so much sense. Everyone will pretty much need to purchase cartridges so…I came across information through a business customer and looked further into it. Here is what I found, ”
    Over 700 million cartridges were thrown away world-wide in 2003 – and since more and more people use inkjet cartridges this amount will continue to grow year after year.
    Empty cartridges contain residual toner powder, ink, a plastic casing, aluminum and other parts. These parts are all non-biodegradable and they will take more than 1000 years to decompose in landfill sites.
    The remanufacturing of cartridges as an alternative to producing new ones currently reduces world demand of oil by 300,000 barrels and saves 17,000 tons of aluminum as well as 10,000,000 tons of timber. Besides helping to reduce carbon emissions, a major cause of global warming, it conserves resources and reduces waste.
    1.5 pints of crude oil are needed to produce one cartridge. In the last 6 months alone inkjet cartridge recycling has saved more than 50 million liters of oil, more than the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in 1989.”
    Wow, so my whole point is this client twotonellc.com remanufacturers ink and toner cartridges and considering the above information it only makes common sense to buy remanufactured ink and toner cartridges. You save money, get a higher yield (more prints) and save the environment.

  • Reply Chris |

    the most important things to save money:
    # Keep a budget
    Because we keep a budget, we became much more conscious of how much we are spending. Having a ceiling on how much you can spend on any particular category makes you aware of your spending habits and keeps you from going beyond that.
    # Stop Going Out to Eat
    We used to allocate $200/month or so to dining out Ò€” around 4 meals for the two of us Ò€” and would often spend that, if not more.
    Now, at the beginning of the month, we look at the calendar for special occasions Ò€” birthdays, holidays, etc. Ò€” and pencil in money for meal, and perhaps one more. Eating at home saves a boatload of money.
    # Cancel Unecessary Bills
    Find your newspaper subscription heading into the recycling bin everyday? Don’t even watch your Netflix movies? Get rid of it, or change your subscription. We were spending $22 a month for Thursday – Friday service; when we went to cancel, we ended up paying $.88 for the Sunday paper, which has Ò€¦

So, what do you think ?